Lowestoft and the North Suffolk area make a perfect holiday location particularly if you get pleasure from outdoor and water based activities. The area is a mix of landscapes from the broads, the coast and the countryside.
Lowestoft was a fishing village in the early 14th century, it is the most easterly town in the British Isles. Benjamin Britten was born in Lowestoft in 1913. This East coast sea-side town attracts thousands of holiday makers every year.
It has fine sandy beaches and a variety of facilities for everyone to enjoy. The South Beach has been awarded the European Blue Flag and with wide stretches of award winning beaches, traditional sea-side amusements, cafes and bars Lowestoft is suitable for all age groups. If you prefer a relaxing laid back holiday you can spend your time lazing on the beach enjoying the sea and beach facilities and hopefully the sunshine.
If you prefer something more energetic there are watersports on offer, you can try surfing, jet skiing, kite boarding and windsurfing. Lowestoft offers a choice of interesting guided walking tours for more information on the tours available at the time of your visit contact the Tourist Information Office in Lowestoft. In addition there are many trails and walks for experienced walkers, maps and details can be obtained also from the Tourist Information Office.
As you explore the town you will find shopping centres with speciality shops as well as the popular high street stores. There are a collection of museums to visit that tell of the towns colourful past which may be of interest to you. Lowestoft Porcelain was produced in the 18th century and many original pieces are displayed in the Lowestoft Museum. The porcelain is now very popular with collectors and is valuable! If you are interested in finding out more about the Porcelain produced in the town the Lowestoft Porcelain Trail will be of benefit to you.
You may want to learn about the ancient pathways known as the Scores (said to be haunted) the Lowestoft Scores Trail is an opportunity to discover more! The Maritime Heritage Museum is also worth a visit. You will find Lowestoft has plenty to keep you occupied from parks, gardens, shopping, cinema, theatre, good sporting facilities as well as the sandy beaches, cafes and restaurants. The area has a variety of holiday accommodation from holiday parks, hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.
If you are on holiday with children you can enjoy a family fun day out at the wildlife park just 5 minutes drive south of Lowestoft. Set in approximately 60 acres of parkland you will see rhinos, giraffes, lions, zebras plus many other African animals. There are Birds of Prey displays and much more, it makes an exciting day out for everyone. Another nearby attraction is the Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park with over 40 rides to enjoy, there are also live shows e.g. sea-lions, parrot shows etc. You will find various eateries for food and refreshment.
You should take a cruise or boat trip while on your holiday break in this area, sit back, relax and benefit from one of these trips which are available through the summer months, there are various trips to choose from, a popular boat trip is to Oulton Broad one of the best inland stretches of water in England. Lowestoft and the area around have much to offer visitors with plenty to see, enjoy and discover.